Saltee Puffin


Saltee Puffin
I paid my first visit to the Saltee Islands today with a group of guys from the South Kildare Photo club, mainly to try to get some puffin shots and also to visit the gannet colony. Even though the puffins were scarce and those that were visible were quite far away I was happy enough just to see one in real life, I'd nevet seen one before, the shots are nothing to write home about but we had a great day.

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Poppy Field


Poppy Field
I passed this field the other day and the farmer in me wondered what had gone wrong that so many poppies had come through the crop, but I have to admit that the photographer side of me was doing cartwheels at the thought of getting back to take some shots in half decent light.

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Painted Lady


Painted Lady
It appears that we've had quite an inasion of Painted Ladies this year, maybe hepled by the warm southerlies over the last week or so.

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Summer Sunset


Summer Sunset
I was out working late one evening last week and was lucky enough to have the camera with me when the sun was setting. I used a long lens to compress the perspective and am happy enough with the result.

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Born for the Spotlight


Born for the Spotlight
I was lucky enough today to be part of a group which were taken for a tour of the world famous Coolmore Stud. The place itself is home to some of the best stallions in the world but also loads of foals, this one found all the visitors extremely interesting.

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Blue Damsel


Blue Damsel
It's not easy to catch these Damselflies when the weather is warm, they seem to be turbocharged, and it was very warm the other morning when i went down the fields. Anyway I got this fella to stay still for long enough to get it in focus….

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